The simulation Olympiad at CAEP, now in its eighth year, is designed to showcase the skill of multiple interdisciplinary health care teams from across the country as well as to highlight the educational benefits of simulation. Eight teams will participate in a round-robin competition, with four teams advancing to the semi-finals, and two teams participating in the finals. Scenarios span the clinical breadth and variable locations of emergency medicine in Canada and can include patients from neonates to the elderly. Teams will be evaluated by expert debriefers and assessed on their medical and procedural management, as well as their teamwork and crisis resource management skills.

The 2019 Simulation Olympics will be generously supported by QEII Simulation.

Preliminary competition: Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 09:00 – 12:00
Semi-finals : Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 13:00 – 14:30
Finals: Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 15:00 – 16:30

Team Composition

Teams must have four members and be composed of:

  • At least two residents, only one of whom may be in PGY 4-5
  • At least one non-resident member – these members can be medical students, nurses, respiratory therapists, or paramedics

Additionally each team must have a faculty coach to assist with preparation and performance, and all team members must be registered for the conference (conference registration opens January 14).

Team Selection

Participation in the Simulation Olympiad is limited to eight teams. Automatic entry will be offered to the university in the location of the conference, teams who were turned away in 2018, as well as the winner(s) from the previous year. The remaining teams will be selected on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis, so please register early. Teams who are unable to participate this year will be given automatic registration for the 2019 competition if they choose to participate.

To register a team please contact Jessica Montagner ( and include the following information:

  • Institution Name/Team Name
  • Coach email address and cell phone number
  • Team members names, professions, level of training

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax! Follow us on twitter @CAEPsim.

Erin Brennan and Catherine Patocka
Co-Chairs, CAEP Simulation Olympiad